the late 1960s and 70s my career began on newspapers starting
with Paddock Publications in both Arlington Heights and Libertyville.
I began as a lab man working with thirteen photographers. I was
promoted to staff photographer and eventually became Director
of Photography for twelve weekly papers in Libertyville. After
winning many NPPA, IPPA and AP photo awards I left to become a
staff photographer at the Waukegan News-Sun, an 80,000 circulation
daily newspaper covering Lake County, Illinois. I was promoted
to Assistant Director of Photography and then to Photo Editor.
One award the paper won, of which I am really proud, is Picture
Editor of Year from the National Press Photographer's Association.
In 1979 I left the newspaper business to become a photographer/producer
for WBBM-TV News/CBS. I worked, specifically, for Bill Kurtis.
I became writer and producer for the Two on Two documentary show,
in many cases combining video with stills.
In the early 1980s I began working for Time Magazine, out of the
Midwest Bureau, and other New York based magazines including People,
US and Business Week and began to develop a corporate client base.
During those years I shared a studio in Chicago. Currently, I
have a studio, which I built myself, just west of O'Hare Airport---22
minutes to Terminal 3. Much of my work, now, involves photographing
people on location.